Human Resources Department
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK  73501



Job Title:

  Cement Finisher
Announcement #:  2801
Location:   Streets
Beginning Salary:       

$1,133.60 bi-weekly         

Closing Date:   March 21, 2017
Status:   Full-time



Performs skilled concrete finishing and related work as required for the construction, repair and maintenance of concrete and masonry structures and other improvements.

  • Spreads concrete into inaccessible areas of forms with rake or shovel.
  • Levels concrete to specified depth and workable consistency, with hand held screed and floats to bring water to the surface and produce soft topping.
  • Smoothes and shapes surfaces of freshly poured concrete.
  • Finishes concrete surfaces or wets and rubs concrete with abrasive stone to impart finish.
  • Removes rough or defective spots from concrete surface, and patches holes with fresh concrete or epoxy compound.
  • Produces rough concrete surface with broom.
  • Repair safety hazards identified on concrete and asphalt streets.
  • Build concrete handicapped ramps to ADA Standards using truncated dome panels
  • Graduation from high school or GED supplemented by formal technical training in cement finishing and two years experience in cement finishing; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Skill in the operation of the following tools and equipment: screeds; floats; various hand and power tools; concrete saw; automobile; backhoe; light dump truck.
  • Knowledge of mixing and proportioning of concrete and the methods, practices and materials used in the construction of streets, sidewalks, gutters, curbs, catch basins and other concrete work; knowledge of the use and purposes of hand and power tools; knowledge of the principles of leadership; knowledge of safety hazards and how to avoid them.
  • Ability to patch various types of cement surfaces; ability to build forms and pour cement; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; ability to work cooperatively with others; ability to perform heavy manual labor; ability to be a team leader; ability to operate concrete saw, backhoe and light dump truck; ability to interpret and work from sketches and specifications; ability to set-up curb, gutter and radius forms and to read grade cuts.
  • Possession of valid Oklahoma Operator's license

The Street Division is located within the compound of the City of Lawton Public Works Department facilities located at 2100 SW 6th Street. Cement Finishers primarily perform his/her duties in the field, throughout the City where commercial or industrial customers are located.

  • Regularly:     Required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Required to bend, stoop, crawl, kneel, push and pull. The employee must lift and or move up to 50 pounds.  Operate an automobile.  Regular repetitive motion to include arms, hands, fingers and back. 
  • Frequently:      Required to stand and walk. The employee must lift and or move up to 80 pounds. Exposed to heat/cold. 
  •  Occasionally: Lift or carry up to 100 pounds.  Exposed to moisture, dampness and humidity and airborne dust.
  • Rarely:               Climbs.  Rarely exposed to moderate noise levels.
    EOE/ AA Employer/Vets/Disability
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Or apply at:  Human Resources Department, 212 SW 9th, Lawton OK   73501  Phone: (580) 581-3392  Fax:  (580) 581-3530

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability status.

This position requires successful completion of a City of Lawton drug screen and/or physical as a condition of employment.